Supreme Court has ‘no jurisdiction’ to hear case

June 22, 2016 0 comments

children and divorce

The Supreme Court does  not have jurisdiction in a residence dispute concerning a boy born in Eastern Europe, Justices have declared. The child in question was born in Romania in 2006. His parents, both Romanian nationals, had met while working in England, and they travelled back here following the birth. But within a year the…

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Father loses appeal against loss of son

June 3, 2016 1 comment

child abduction

The father of a three year-old boy has lost an appeal against an order that he be returned to his mother. In S (A Child) , the parents began living together in May 2011. ‘S’ was born the following year and the year after that, the couple finally married. But by then the relationship was…

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Polish courts breached rights of father

March 11, 2016 5 comments

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A Polish man living in the UK has been awarded €15,145 (£11,767.66) by the European Court of Human Rights after Poland failed to secure the return of his daughter. In KJ v Poland, a married couple, both Polish nationals, both moved to the UK in 2005. Five years later their daughter was born in this…

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High Court Judge unsure of children’s status

January 19, 2016 0 comments

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A High Court has expressed doubt concerning the legal status of three children living in England as their parents continue an acrimonious divorce. The case concerned a British mother and an Indian father, who had three children, all born in the UK. The family followed the father’s job to a number of different countries round…

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Child maintenance appeal dismissed by High Court

January 14, 2016 0 comments

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The High Court has dismissed a man’s attempt to argue that a child maintenance order was invalid. Maughan v Wilmot 2016 was the latest stage in a long-running dispute between a former couple who divorced “many years ago”. The English former husband worked as a pilot for a Turkish airline and was based in Istanbul….

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Colour your way through divorce

December 31, 2015 0 comments

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A divorced mother in Illinois has developed a colouring book for adults going through divorce. Sara Woodard-Ortiz lives in Danville, seat of Vermillion County in the Midwestern state. After separating from her husband, she searched the internet for resources to help her cope with the situation but was not impressed by what she found. She…

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Court rejects bid to move to New York with children

December 23, 2015 6 comments

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The French-born mother of two teenagers should not be given permission to relocate with them to New York, the Court of Appeal has ruled. In the latest round of a lengthy legal dispute, the mother had initially been refused permission in July to move to the American city from London with the two boys, aged…

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Court refuses to order return of Saudi child

December 2, 2015 0 comments

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The High Court has refused to order the return of a Saudi child brought to England by his mother. In AR v AS, the boy had been born in the Middle Eastern nation in 2007. He continued to live there until August this year, when his mother kept his mother kept him with her at…

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